Trek Untold

Hosted ByMatt Kaplowitz

"Trek Untold" is the Star Trek podcast that goes beyond the stars! This show features guests including character actors, stunt performers, directors, writers, VFX artists, and the behind-the-scenes people who make the Star Trek universe boldly go where no sci-fi franchise has gone before.

Trek Untold-Episode 86: Clyde Kusatsu Career Interview, Part 2

Clyde Kusatsu is back in part two of our epic career-spanning interview on Trek Untold! This week, we get deep into Star Trek and connections around it, focusing on his time as Admiral Nakamura in three episodes of Star Trek TNG. We also find out what character Clyde auditioned for in DS9, his thoughts on “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Picard,” and being directed by Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes.

 Beyond TNG, we hear about performing with William Shatner on three different shows across three decades and a fun Steven Seagal story. Plus, things get serious with discussion on his perspective on being an Asian-American in Hollywood and representation and “being woke,” stories from the set of “Family Matters” with Jaleel White and Reginald Vel Johnson, “Walker: Texas Ranger” with Chuck Norris, John Cho on a “Harold and Kumar” film, the short-lived but topical “All-American Girl” with Margaret Cho, and how that tied into his battle with alcoholism.

NOTE: This episode gets into some serious talk about race in Hollywood and his experiences as an Asian-American in the industry. It goes into some other things as well, and I made an editorial choice not to edit anything either of us said (other than removing some dead air) to make sure all context was kept intact.

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